Oregon OSHA offers hearing protection class in Portland
Hearing. A critical human sense that many people find declines as they
mature and grow older. Some hearing loss is connected to age, however
the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (OR-OSHA) is working
to make sure that workers' hearing is protected while on the job to lessen
the impact of occupational hearing loss.
Prevention is a important way to hold on the good hearing you currently
have. Oregon OSHA requires hearing protection for exposure above 85 decibels
in the workplace, and many industries produce noises well above this threshold.
Learning how to safeguard hearing through the use of ear protectors and
machine guards to dampen sound can help employees enjoy their sense of
hearing for many decades.
The Public Education and Conferences Section of Oregon OSHA will be offering
a "Hearing Conservation Program" training session on Thursday
June 27 from 8:00am to Noon. The workshop will be held at the Sheet Metal
Workers Training Center Room #211, 2379 NE 178th Avenue in Portland (near
Interstate 84 and 181st). Oregon OSHA provides workshop materials for
participants, and the workshop is free.
Oregon OSHA offers a variety of conferences, on-site training, educational
resources and consultation services to help Oregon employers create safer
workplaces and reduce the amount of productivity lost due to injuries
which occur at work. Additional information and resources are available
on Oregon OSHA's website, www.orosha.org
For more information about this workshop or to register, call the Oregon
OSHA Education Section, (503) 947-7443, or toll-free in Oregon, (888)
292-5247 Option 2.
Celebrate National Workplace Safety Week: June 23-29, 2002